Hammurabi Code Of Law Analysis

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Register to read the introduction… The Code even interfered with marriage, as number 128 states, “If a man take a woman to wife, but have no intercourse with her, this woman is no wife to him.” People were not treated as humans but only as things which moved and breathed. The laws of King Hammurabi were devised to exhibit his version of justice. The laws were not only excessive, but they were brutally violent as in number 195, “If a son strike his father, his hands shall be hewn off.” Citizens were losing their basic rights in order to gain what they believed was justice.

All previous laws were overruled when the Declaration of Independence was unanimously passed on July 4, 1776. The document was influenced by the
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Representatives brought the opinions of their home-states to their designated office. This made it possible for the entire country to have an opinion without being present. Another great aspect that was made clear through the Bill of Rights was the freedoms expressed by the words of the first amendment, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

The United States was beginning to see that in order to form a ‘just’ society, it was not every man for himself, but people needed to work together. There would never be a change in human rights if the country was not willing to working together. In order to accomplish great things for the developing nation, the people had to hold similar ideals. They found that complaints would soon form if all people who resided within the limits of the states were not treated

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